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AROUND TOWN

Low-flying aircraft still trouble local towns

For years, at Peninsula community roundtable discussions with noise-abatement officials, representatives from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:23 am | 45 comments | 5358 Views

WOODSIDE

Ellison wins 60% tax cut on Woodside estate

Woodside billionaire Larry Ellison will get an estimated $3.06 million refund from property taxes he's paid since 2004 on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2008
Last comment by another editor, on Mar 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 5354 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Brad Blocker of Portola Valley dies in skiing accident

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Brad W. Blocker, 48, of Portola Valley, who died Friday following a skiing...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2008
Last comment by Patrick McDavid, on Jun 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 35 comments | 5350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hanretty restitution hearing postponed

A court hearing to discuss what former school official Tim Hanretty should be required to pay in restitution to the Woodside...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by WS Resident, on Nov 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 4 comments | 5341 Views

MENLO PARK

Thoughts on Burgess Pool?

Burgess Pool users: How do you like swimming at Burgess Pool? Do you like the programs offered? Do you think the rates are...

Original post made by Sean Howell on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Ima Yawner, on Sep 21, 2009 at 10:56 am | 75 comments | 5335 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Resident defrauded by vacation home owner

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Ladera, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hanky B, on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 5331 Views

FICTION

A walk into ... adventure, fame, love, heartbreak -- you be the guide.

This is the beginning of a story, but only the beginning. It is your role, if you choose to accept it, to add a paragraph...

Original post made by Mr. Man on Dec. 15, 2006
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 44 comments | 5302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Camp Galileo Inspires Next Generation of Educators; Offers 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships

Question: What would inspire a former Navy submarine officer to detour his plans for medical school, opting instead to pursue...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Mar. 5, 2007
Last comment by , on Mar 5, 2007 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 5293 Views

MOVIES

Services Saturday for Buzz Hamlin

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, for Homer Clair (Buzz) Hamlin, a resident of Menlo Park for 44 years,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5281 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Lyme disease becomes a nightmare

Sherry Cagan of Portola Valley says she nearly died when she ended up in the emergency room with the systemic MRSA staph...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by mayra, on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:34 am | 6 comments | 5275 Views

MENLO PARK

Fight for Menlo Park pool contract

The rivalry between two Menlo Park swim clubs has splashed beyond the pool, as Team Sheeper and SOLO Aquatics attempt to...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by MKC, on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm | 47 comments | 5267 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Can Menlo Park recover what it lost in specific plan?

With the recent downtown Menlo Park project submitted by Stanford University, residents are waking up to the reality of a...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gern, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 103 comments | 5255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market to stay open

Good news. Nak's Oriental Market — Menlo Park's last downtown mom-and-pop grocery store — will stay in business....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by shira, on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 8 comments | 5240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Habitat for Humanity gives homes to new owners

Five Menlo Park and East Palo Alto families will get keys to new homes on Saturday (Nov. 17), thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Ken B, on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 5205 Views

MENLO PARK

Gentry Slams M-A High School

Sloane Citron, one of the head honchos over at Gentry Magazine often writes about his family experiences. In the November...

Original post made by Not Even A Little Surprised on Oct. 26, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Nov 8, 2007 at 8:39 am | 34 comments | 5203 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for September, on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. The film will be "Bolt." Rated...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5193 Views

SPORTS

MA Pop Warner opens 2012 youth football season this Sunday

The season opener for the Menlo Atherton Vikings is Sunday, Sept 2 at St Francis High School in Mtn View, with the Vikings...

Original post made by Pop Warner Football on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Viking fan, on Sep 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 2 comments | 5191 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: 'Story of Courage in Holocaust'

Author Marty Brounstein will discuss his book, "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust," at 11...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm | 4 comments | 5181 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook packs up for Menlo Park

Facebook's plan to shift headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park has possibly been the worst-kept secret of the past month....

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by NQ, on Feb 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 5180 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Sibby’s Cupcakery's Ginger Darling Cupcakes

In the Aug. 15 issue of the Almanac, Katie Blankenberg, 14, of Portola Valley writes about the popularity of cupcakes, and...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Aug. 13, 2007
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:32 am | 8 comments | 5179 Views
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